The Tanana community is one of four selected for participation in the National Science Foundation project, "Coupling infrastructure improvements to food-energy-water system dynamics in small cold region communities: MicroFEWs"
Earth & Environment
The "third rock from the Sun"—Earth. With an orbit neither too close nor too far from the Sun, it occupies a unique position in the Solar System. It's the only planet known to man with the right conditions for the origin and evolution of life. During Earth's 4.5 billion-year history, a combination of processes has transformed it into a watery blue, living planet. The Earth's ecosystems involve complex interactions between the biological (living) and physical (non-living) worlds. Scientific research helps us comprehend our effects on the environment and how the environment in turn responds to impacts of our activities.
The Cordova community is one of four selected for participation in the National Science Foundation project, "Coupling infrastructure improvements to food-energy-water system dynamics in small cold region communities: MicroFEWs"
Researchers funded by the National Science Foundation are helping understand changes in the Arctic, from incorporating the unique perspectives of indigenous communities in the Arctic and subarctic to developing new technologies that collect more data to assist with better modeling
A team of scientists at the University of Vermont and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga have developed ground-penetrating radar technology, which aims to reveal what's beneath streets
Do the math for bedbugs, frog-skin lifesavers, cuddles for ICU babies and recipe against disaster
Carbon dioxide converted into cost-competitive fuels and chemicals? National Science Foundation-funded engineer Etosha Cave and her team at Opus 12 have developed technology to do just that, in the size of a small suitcase
Stretching the strength, snake buckling behavior, table for crime scenes and rewriting the history of oxygen
Using drones and dummies, an interdisciplinary team of National Science Foundation-funded mathematicians and engineers is tracking how objects move in real-world water environments
Researchers working at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute report that male túngara frogs in Panama City put on sexier mating displays than frogs living in nearby tropical forests
Engineers investigating impact of krill swarms on ocean mixing, and possibly global climate
Scientists at University of California, Davis, have solved the problem of propagating cloned, hybrid plants from seed -- a long-sought discovery with big implications for global agriculture
A new design for insulin that's easy to swallow, deep-sea surprise game changer for climate, catching reefs on the flip side and the physics of how bees chill.
National Science Foundation-funded researchers at Ohio University discovered a long-necked titanosaur with a heart-shaped tail in southwestern Tanzania
A new study led by the University of Washington shows why winter air pollution levels have remained high, despite overall lower levels of harmful emissions from power plants and vehicles throughout the year
The Georgia Aquarium called in Georgia Tech scientists to find out which good bacteria were working to clean the waste from more than 1,000 marine animals in 6 million gallons of seawater.
Bioinspired, energy efficient filtration mechanism to improve water treatment, bio-fluid and crude oil processing
A new liquid gated membranes (LGM) filtration mechanism controls the passage of fluids, gases and particles through membrane pores using a gating liquid to tune and modulate the pores' opening and closing
Lava brew, clones from seed, personal heat patches and Hurricane Maria's landscape legacy
Sleepless in angrytown, greenhouse gas gobblers, handy robot gloves and counting on drones
What do and don't we know about megathrust earthquakes? William D. Barnhart, assistant professor at The University of Iowa , answers the question on this edition of "Ask a Scientist."
National Science Foundation-funded researchers at the University of Washington uncover an almost 6,000-year record of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet's motion